Our Work

At Woodcraft Rangers, we have always been responsive to the changing needs of our communities and we will continue to build and adapt around the current issues facing our youth.

“The highest aim of education is not scholarship but maturity. The character of our young people is the most important thing in America today.”

– Ernest Thompson Seton

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BODY, MIND, SPIRIT & SERVICE

Our Programs

Woodcraft Rangers programs are anchored in a holistic educational framework that encompasses all areas of a young person’s development; body, mind, spirit, and service. With student interests at the center of our program design, Woodcraft Rangers offers opportunities for youth to explore and develop themselves through various pathways, including Sports, Arts & Media, STEM, Dual Language Enrichment, Health & Wellness, and Youth Leadership.

In 2018, our programs served 13,409 young people across the Los Angeles area including, 75 Title I schools in 4 districts. This long-standing delivery of service has enabled us to impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people over the years, ranging in age from 5 to 18 years. Our longevity is evidence that we have always been responsive to the changing needs of our communities and we continue to build and adapt around the current issues facing our youth.

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What We Offer

Signature Programs

By providing youth with a safe space and a variety of options to test and learn, coupled with active mentorship and the encouragement to try and win or fail, Woodcraft Rangers affords young people with the opportunity to grow. Our experience has shown that when youth are given agency to choose the subjects and activities that inspire and motivate them, not only can learning be fun, it can be transformational.

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Day Camp

Each day offers campers a well-balanced experience that infuses enrichment, STEM and academic pursuits that are driven by their own interests.

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Residential Summer Camp

Woodcraft Rangers summer camp offers a balance of activities from arts and sports to challenge activities to ensure a well-rounded experience that builds confidence, resiliency and independence.

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Afterschool Learning

Students have access to over 100 different enrichment clubs, providing participants with the ability to explore their own interests and develop new skills either outside of normal school hours or during holidays.

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Learning pathways

Read more about our approach and learning pathways.

Arts & Media

Health & Wellness

Dual Language Enrichment

STEM

Egalitarian Sports

Youth Leadership

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